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How Humidity is Harming Your Home

As a Sunshine State resident, you know what it’s like living with high levels of humidity. After all, Florida is the most humid state in America. Unfortunately, humidity is not only an annoyance, but it could do some serious damage to your home and your belongings. Here, we’ll tell you how humidity might be harming your home and what you can do to fight back.

Plumbing Problems

Humid conditions can cause condensation to form on the plumbing within your home, like the water pipes and toilet tanks. As the condensation lingers on the plumbing, it can cause mold, mildew and over time, rust, which can create a variety of problems.

Structural Damage

Humidity can cause structural damage to various areas throughout your home. Humid air can build up in the walls and become soggy, attracting mold and mildew in the process. Even worse, extreme humidity can cause parts of the walls to collapse or other expensive damages. Besides damage to the walls in your home, excess humidity can damage the floors too. Humid conditions can cause mold and mildew to form on wood flooring or under carpets. When this occurs, it can be especially difficult to remove since wood floors are delicate and the carpeted flooring will have to be uprooted to reach the mold underneath.

Attic

The attic is likely much more hot and humid than the rest of your home. Unfortunately, the excess humidity can wreak havoc on the walls and flooring in your attic, as well as all of your possession in it. This is concerning as many homeowners store valuables in the attic.

How Can I Fight Back Against Humidity?

While the humidity can do some serious damage to your home and belongings, there are ways that you can combat humid conditions—specifically speaking, a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier works in conjunction with your air conditioning system to remove excess moisture from your home—and let’s face it, since we live in Florida, having a dehumidifier is almost essential.

At Phoenix Air Conditioning, we want your home to be as comfortable as possible without sustaining any damage from humidity. That’s why we provide quality HVAC products to keep your home cool and comfortable without the excess moisture. Give us a call today to learn more about dehumidifiers or schedule a service with us!

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